We recognize that an independent school education is a powerful investment in your child’s future as well as a considerable financial commitment. The Shipley School remains committed to making a Shipley education accessible to students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Over $7.6 million was awarded to approximately 37% of Shipley's student body for the 2021-2022 school year. This financial support comes from Shipley’s endowment, gifts to the school, and tuition. All awards are based on demonstrated need and are revised on an annual basis, and families of students applying to any grade are welcome to apply for tuition assistance. Please join us for a virtual event as Nan Bussey, Shipley’s Director of Tuition Assistance, outlines our process and answers your questions regarding tuition assistance.
Join the virtual meeting on Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.
Making friends at Shipley is easy because everyone shares common interests with each other and being a family is really what we honor. Playing sports and being a part of Student Government is fun and also helps to bond friendships and relationships with coaches or teachers outside of the classroom.
What is the most valuable lesson learned at Shipley?
The most valuable lesson I have learned at Shipley is that it’s okay to not simply fit into one box. I have many different interests that, at first glance, do not cohesively fit together. However, through activities and clubs, I have been allowed to pursue many of them and I believe that each interest makes up my identity.
What advice would you give to new students coming into Shipley?
Don’t be nervous – just go in and have fun and meet new friends. I know that can be hard to do, but everyone is really nice and welcoming!
What do I love most about Shipley?
What do I love most about Shipley? There are so many things I love about Shipley, but if I had to say one thing, it would be community. A community that respects one another, challenges one another and supports one another. The faculty is one of excellence, and my children are extremely fortunate to be part of this amazing community.
What would we want prospective families to know about Shipley?
Shipley is an amazing school that is able to uniquely balance academic rigor with teaching my children to have compassion for themselves and others. Shipley also doesn’t fit a mold for one specific type of child. It also pushes my children to take risks and try things that they may have never thought to try (like school musicals, student government, or public speaking).
Why did we choose Shipley?
We chose Shipley because of the people. As the admission counselor walked us through the school, we had the opportunity to speak with students. We were so impressed by their engagement, poise, and enthusiasm. We wanted that for our daughters.